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Re: (OT) Prejudice against sendmail?

Paul Johnson wrote:
>> Sorry, no.  On anything bigger than your personal mail
>> server, Qmail is going to require replacing with a modern MTA.
> There's a reason to not like it other than just djb-damage?

Aside from DJB (which is big reason enough for me), the biggest reason why I
wouldn't touch qmail with ten-feet pole is vendor lock-in. With reasonably
complicated configuration of sendmail/postfix/exim you can switch between
each other with reasonable amount of work. With qmail (in either direction)
you just have to start from scratch. Binaries in /var/qmail/bin (which is
fixed in Debian) are just the tip of the iceberg that DJB wants to do
things in other way than the rest of the world. I am affected by qmail on
the server my primary domain is hosted (I don't have root password there)
and it is really PITA to dance around qmail issues. Just say "No".

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